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In the Atlantic, Tropical Depression 02 Moves Westward

11.8N 38.6W

August 13th, 2009 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Two - August 12th, 2009

Tropical Depression Two - August 12th, 2009

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Track of TD 02 - August 13th, 2009 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 02

On August 11, the NHC declared that Tropical Depression Two had developed in the far eastern Atlantic. Despite being forecast to become a tropical storm, Two has been encountering horizontal wind-shear,  which has made strengthening slow to occur.

As of 5:00 AM AST (0900 UTC) the center of Tropical Depression 02 was located about 840 miles (1350 km) west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands.

The depression is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/hr) and this general motion is expected for the next couple of days, with a gradual bend to the west-northwest and an increase in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/hr) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours, but the depression could still become a tropical storm in a couple of days. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).

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